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Why You Should Consider Taking An ‘Active Vacation’


It could be the case that when you take a vacation, you simply want to relax and most of all chill out. It’s not uncommon for people to seek that sense of personal refuge in that they are doing for recreation each year, and they cannot be blamed for doing so. Sometimes in order to nourish yourself, you need to head to a place where you can truly relax. However, if you have the willingness to, considering taking an ‘active vacation’ could be a truly worthwhile venture. While you will need to expend energy to enjoy one of these of course, the entire process can be life-giving and nourishing in itself, enough to actually restore your energy levels and refresh you to a mental state you might have been desiring all this time.

For our explanations of how, where and when to consider an active vacation, it can be worthwhile to check out our following advice:


Hiking is not only one of the most accessible forms of active vacation, but helps you cover more ground, and can give you the means to see some truly incredible landscapes and environments. You might decide to head on a beautiful arranged hike such as those offered by Alpenwild, or perhaps even look to heading on a time-honored pilgrimage, such as the Camino De Santiago trek through Northern Spain to France.

Hiking doesn’t discriminate against you, you can often go the pace you feel for and however long you wish to a day. You can adjust your routes provided you know what you’re doing, and there can be multiple challenge levels of terrain you feel excited to take on. It all makes a difference, and it can be a wonderful active journey. It could take you a day or two to get used to the prolonged periods of walking, but with the right footwear and the discipline to keep going, you can enjoy this much more than you might think.


If you’re aiming for a more unique activity, you can try going for sports like lacrosse. It’s entertaining and challenging and can be mentally and physically captivating. For sport beginners, the specialized gear and physical requirements might need a little getting used to. But if you’re looking for a more off-the-beaten-path type of activity that will push you to your limits and help you socialize with others, this might be a good choice for you.

Extreme Sports

Some extreme sports, perhaps even peppered into a hiking journey, can be wonderful. You might decide to Kayak instead of walk to a given location, allowing for a comfortable long ‘break’ with your partner. You might decide to even take part in the events you walk past, such as white water rafting, abseiling, or depending on the location, a day of surfing. There’s always something new to learn, and all you need to engage is the right attitude and the willingness to learn safely.


Perhaps some of the most excellent active vacations possible for individuals, couples and families alike are that of skiing. Ski resorts often offer multiple levels of tuition and challenge no matter what age a child is, or your skill level. Skiing can often put you in touch with some of the most breathtaking views you will ever experience, and that’s absolutely assured. There’s nothing like upgrading to a better form of slope due to your willingness to learn, and the feeling of sliding down a mountain is extremely freeing and exhilarating. Many people assume skiing is quite expensive, but you can always rent your equipment, and some of the baseline accessories and fixtures like ski bindings are more than affordable. We would also suggest checking out snowboarding if skiing doesn’t quite catch your interest.

With these tips, you’re sure to consider an active vacation for you.